Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson, 291 pages.
Historian Tyson was contacted by a relative of Carolyn Bryant. He was told that Bryant had appreciated some of his previous writing and that she would speak to him. The woman at the center of the crimes committed against Emmett Till admitted to the author that she had, in fact, lied in court. She admitted that Till had not grabbed her, that he had not uttered obscenities. He was just a youngster who did nothing to deserve the torture, beating, and murder visited upon him by Bryant's husband and his half brother. Difficult to read, but a very compelling story.

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